The Journal of The Oriental Society of Australia. Volume 47, 2015
The Journal of The Oriental Society of Australia. Volume 47, 2015
Editor Rosita Holenbergh
The Oriental Society of Australia
ISSN: 0030-5340 vol 47

The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia (JOSA) has been published annually since 1960 out of what is now the School of Languages & Cultures at the University of Sydney. A peer-reviewed journal, it carries papers in a range of disciplines, including literature, history, linguistics, archaeology, media, philosophy and politics, as well as substantial book reviews. Initially concentrated on China and Japan, in recent years its regional cover has expanded to include Korea, India, Tibet and South-East Asia.


  • A.R. Davis Memorial Lecture, 2015 Women Writing Women: ‘A Woman’s Place’ in Modern Japanese Women’s Poetry Carol Hayes
  • Postwar Australian–Japanese Grassroots Reconciliation Movements: Grassroots Presentations at an International Conference to Commemorate the Seventieth Anniversary of the End of the Asia–Pacific Conflict    Roman Rosenbaum
  • Factions in Modern Chinese Politics: A Help or a Hindrance?    Kerry Brown
  • The Commands of God in the Qur’an as a Problem of Pragmatic Linguistics and Legal Theory    Michael Carter
  • The Reinvention of Romance: The Rewriting, Reception and Censorship of Ninjōbon in Modern Japan    Leith Morton
  • Lin Yutang: Re-Interpreting the Ancients for Moderns    Shirley Chan and Daniel Lee
  • China’s Participation in World Fairs from the Perspective of Art History: London 1851 and Beyond    Bruce Doar
  • DEPISA: A Case Study of Complex Capacity Development in a Transnational Setting    Kevin Laws
  • Coins from Sippar    Kevin Butcher
  • The Paradigm of Theory-as-Practice: Traditional Chinese Natural Studies and the Performance of the Cosmic Breath qi in a New Global Spacetime System    Rey Tiquia

Book reviews

  • The Last Candles of the Night, by Ian Bedford    Jennifer Cover
  • Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam’s Beijing Envoy, by Stephen FitzGerald    Rawdon Dalrymple
  • Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia’s New Geopolitics, by Michael Wesley    Philip Flood
  • Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan, by Emma Dalton    Saori Shibata

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